After Alfred Angelo: The Bridesmaids’ Edition

As promised in last week’s blog, we’re back today to quell your Alfred Angelo anxieties. This time, however, we are focusing on alternative retailers of bridesmaids’ gowns–and yes, even a few rental services.

Bridesmaids’ Gowns for Purchase:

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  • Weddington Way. A primarily online retailer, Weddington Way has collaborated with several ready-to-wear designers to create beautiful and affordable bridesmaids’ options for any woman on any budget (seriously; over 700 styles are under $200).

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  • Azazie. An easy-to-navigate website with a variety of lengths, fabrics, and silhouettes to choose from, Azazie is a fashion-forward retailer offering beautiful custom-fit gowns that are made to order and extremely affordable.

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  • Adrianna PapellPerfectly suited to a bride with tastes that gesture a bit more toward the couture, Adrianna Papell offers chic bridesmaids’ styles for petite- and plus-sized figures alike, ensuring every woman in your wedding party looks her most luxe.

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  • TargetYour favorite retail chain truly is a one-stop shop, as their online bridesmaids’ collection proves. They may only have four styles, but for less than $50, it may be a lifesaver for a bride with an unfulfilled order from Alfred Angelo–not to mention a tight timeline.

Bridesmaids’ Gowns to Rent:

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  • Vow To Be ChicThe pioneer of online bridesmaid dress rentals, Vow To Be Chic rents silhouettes in sizes from 0 to 18, as well as offering a complimentary backup size for anyone insecure about her fit. And the best part? Most rent for less than $100.

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  • Union StationA well-known name in the business of rental bridesmaids’ gowns, Union Station provides styles that are constructed to flatter each and every woman’s body for a fair and honest price.

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  • Rent the RunwayWith 116 available styles in a range of cuts and colors, Rent the Runway is perfect for weddings with a high-design aesthetic and an economic sensibility.


See a company we missed? Email us at! Otherwise, we’ll be back next week to (finally) conclude our Starting Something Sweet series! Talk to you then!